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aggravate

 [ag´rah-vāt″]
to cause a patient's condition to deteriorate.
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The aggravating factors for the offence introduced by the Bill are:
Uninsured or unlicensed drivers who kill on the roads will be given a community order if there are no aggravating factors.
They're going to want to come back with a jury trial, a new trial -- not on the guilt or innocence, but on the aggravating fact.
As you have been told, the final decision as to what punishment shall be imposed is the responsibility of the judge; however, it is your duty to follow the law that will now be given you by the court and render to the court an advisory sentence based upon your determination as to whether sufficient aggravating circumstances exist to justify the imposition of the death penalty and whether sufficient mitigating circumstances exist to outweigh any aggravating circumstances found to exist.
The military also has a capital system that utilizes aggravating factors the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order for a capital accused to be eligible for the death penalty.
Nearly half of those surveyed in the annual Drive for Life poll of drivers released earlier this month said they find driving more aggravating than just two years ago, with one in four calling it much more aggravating.
Another aggravating feature would be driving while the motorist's attention was 'avoidably distracted - by reading or by the use of a mobile phone, especially if hand-held'.
Another aggravating feature would be driving while the motorist's attention was ``avoidably distracted - by reading or by the use of a mobile phone,especially if hand-held'', they said.
It should be regarded as an aggravating factor and we recommend should be sentenced with two to five years imprisonment.
When you make something heavier or more grave or serious, you are aggravating it.
Creech,(1) the United States Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of a statutory aggravating circumstance to be considered by Idaho judges in capital cases.
If there is a factual dispute about the presence of an aggravating fact, the guidelines permit judges to make findings by a "preponderance of the evidence" (or more likely than not) standard.